Mr. URIAH WILSON (Lennox) moved for: Return showing the names and number of men employed on the 200 acres set apart at the Cen- tral Experimental Farm, Ottawa, as a farm proper to be handled as farm, that is, as any farmer's farm might be handled ; mentioned in the evidence of J. H. Grisdale, Esq., given Thursday, April 11th, 1901, at the morning session of the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization. The number of employees and the wages paid to each employee. The total crop of various kinds grown on said 200 acres, and the amount said total crop was sold for.
I do not propose to discuss this question now. 1 only move for information.
I understood the hon. gentleman to ask that this motion should stand. If he wants to move it now, there is no objection.
Motion agreed to.
MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.
Ccpy of all papers and correspondence relating to the Coronation of His Majesty the King ; the Imperial Conference which is to be held in London, and the appointment of Canadian delegates to the same.-Mr. Bourassa. Return showing :- 1. The amount of money spent each year from June 30th, 1891, to June 30th, 1901, on immigration. 2. The number of immigrants reported each year to have settled each year in the Dominion of Canada during the ten (10) years from 1891 to 1901, and the total for the ten years. 3. The number of immigrant agents employed by the Dominion government each year in Great Britain and Ireland from 1891 to 1901, and the total amount paid each year to the said agents, and the amount spent each year for printing and other expenses by the said agents. 4. The number of immigrant agents employed by the Dominion government each year in the continent of Europe from 1891 to 1901, and the total amount paid each year to the said agents ; and amount spent each year for printing and other expenses by the said agents. 5. The number of immigrant agents employed by the Dominion government each year in the United States of America from 1891 to 1901 ; and the total amount paid each year to the said agentsj and amounts spent each year for printing and other expenses by the said agents ; and by the government of the Dominion of Canada. -Mr. Wilson. Return showing :- 1. The names of all employees in the post office at Belleville, Ontario, on .Tune 30th, 1896, together with the age of each, date of entry in the service, and the salary of each on the said date. 2. The number of employees dismissed from the Belleville post office since June 30th, 1896, with cause and date of dismissal. 3. The number of employees superannuated, the date, pf their superannuation, reason for their superannuation, how much superannuation allowance has been allowed to each ; giving the names of all said employees so superannuated who have asked to be superannuated. 4. The number of employees employed in the Belleville post office on first January, 1902 ; what were their names and the age and salary of each employee on said date, and date of appointment.-Mr. Wilson. For correspondence between the department of the Interior or the Minister of the Interior, and Mr. C. R. Devlin, with reference to a letter that appeared in ' United Canada ' on the 11th May, 1901, and a letter that appeared in the ' Montreal Hearld ' on 18th May, 1901 ; in both of said letters Mr. C. R. Devlin made certain statements regarding members of this House.- Mr. Wilson. Copies of all letters, telegrams and other correspondence between the governments of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, or any members thereof, respecting trade transportation, cable and other subjects of intercolonial concern.-Mr. Campbell. Copy of all correspondence, petitions, Orders in Council, and any and all documents in connection with the demands of the Provincial Legislature with regard to the school lands in Manitoba ; moneys derived from sales thereof, together with interest accrued thereon.-Mr. LaRivffire. 1. Copies of all applications for any portion of the ground covered by the Matson Concession (so-called), or Lease No. 9, in the Yukon district. 2. Copies of all applications for any portion of the ground covered by the Doyle Concession (so-called), in the Yukon district. 3. Copies of all applications for any portion of the ground covered by the Bronson & Ray Concession, in the Yukon district. 4. A memorandum showing the date on which the application in the Bronson & Ray Concession was granted. 5. Copy of the application for all lay-overs in all these cases. 6. Copies of Orders in Council or other authority under which the Minister of the Interior granted any lay-over in these eases ; and copy of the material, reports or other evidence upon which such lay-overs were granted. 7. A description of the Boyle Concession and a map of same. 8. Copy of the application for Boyle Concession. 9. The exact terms of the application in the case of the Milne Concession. 10. The dates on which this application was made and granted. 11. Map showing ground covered. 12. The date when the application for the Siavin & Gates Concession was made and filed. 13. Copy of Green's original map, with copy of field notes attached in the case of the Siavin & Gates Concession. 14. Copy of telegram from the Deputy Minister of Interior to E. C. Senkler as to the boundaries of this concession, dated on or about the 5th June, 1891.-Mr. Taylor. '
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL-INTERNAL ECONOMY.
The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Lanrier) delivered a message from His Excellency The Governor General. Mr. SPEAKER read the message as follows
The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons an approved Minute of Council, appointing the Honourable Sir Richard Cart-
wright, G.C.M.G., Minister of Trade and Commerce ; the Honourable William Stevens Fielding, Minister of Finance ; the Honourable Joseph Israel Tarte, Minister of Public Works ; and the Honourable James Sutherland, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, to act with the Speaker of the House of Commons as commissioners for the purposes and under the provisions of the 13th Chapter of the Revised Statutes of Canada, intituled : " An Act respecting the House of Commons." Government House, Ottawa, 18th February, 1902.
The PRIME MINISTER moved the adjournment of the House.
Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
Before the House adjourns I would remind my right hon. friend that the explanations usually given when changes are made in the cabinet have not yet been forthcoming. We have been in daily expectation of hearing the right hon. gentleman explain the reasons for these changes, and particularly why the well known meritorious claims of my hon. friend from Norfolk (Mr. Charlton) have again been overlooked. If the right hon. gentleman will be good enough to give us these explanations now or at some early day, we shall receive them with great interest. We would also like to know whether the changes made are likely to result in any change in the policy of the government.
I would like also to say to the right hon. gentleman that 1 propose bringing to his attention in the House, on the first occasion that offers, the advisability of our passing some resolution regarding the baseless charges which have been made against the British forces in South Africa. I simply mention this now in order that the right hon. gentleman may take it into consideration, and will take another opportunity to urge, if necessary, the reasons why a resolution of this kind is advisable. I believe that such a resolution can be so framed as to receive the unanimous support of this House and would be most happy to co-operate with the right hon. gentleman in the matter.
I shall take an early opportunity of gratifying the rather fastidious curiosity of my hon. friend with regard to the changes in the cabinet. So far as my information goes, those explanations are only given when changes are made that involve a change of policy, ns for instance when a member of the cabinet withdraws because of a difference of opinion between him and his colleagues. Nevertheless I shall waive all technical objections and take the very next opportunity to give my hon. friend the information he desires.
With regard to the other matter which my hon. friend has mentioned, 1 would simply observe that in matters on which it is desirable that we should take unanimous
action, it has always been customary for the leader of the opposition, so far, at all events, as my own experience goes, to bring them privately to the attention of the First Minister before making reference to them in the House.
Motion agreed to, and the House adjourned at 4.45 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 1902.